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ICBV/BEPB in partnership with the NFB & NFBEI will be hosting our Fall Training Conference which will be called the BEST (Business Excellence Starts Today) convention October 26th & 27th 2012 there will be plenty of valuable training, and a manufacturer exhibit/ food show. We are excited to announce that Terry Smith will be there talking about the Blind Entrepreneur Initiative along with Nicky Gacos and Kevan Worley.


The BEST Convention will be held at the Doubletree by Hilton Chicago O’Hare Airport – 5460 N River Rd, 60018 Rosemont.


Illinois Vendors will be called by the BEPB office to make hotel arrangements. Out of state guests look for (and ask for if you do not receive it) a special mailing from NABM who will help coordinate out of state attendee arrangements. We have several blocks on rooms, so if you run into a problem booking your room, please call me at 630-234-4444 to discuss.


Thursday October 25th will be an ICBV Committee meeting, followed by Staff Training in the afternoon, more details to follow.


Friday October 26th, we encourage ALL Illinois Vendors, Staff, and out-of-state guests to arrive early to be ready for an exciting jammed packed day of National Training! If you have ever dreamed of, or wondered what it would be like to attend a National conference, here is your chance to get a glimpse of what it would be like. The morning session will begin around 9:00 a.m.. We are planning a dynamic Transformation Luncheon with speakers, there will be limited seating, I would suggest that as soon as you receive the invitation you reserve your seat so that you can be a part of this amazing event. There will be more training sessions in the afternoon followed by a BEST Tradeshow in the evening.


Saturday October 27th will be the Illinois BEPB/ICBV training in the morning, followed by our traditional Awards Luncheon. Activities will conclude after lunch.